This spring, The Regulator Bookshop hosted the Fourth Annual Great Durham Pun Championship at Motorco in Durham.
Contestants went head-to-head in front of a sold-out crowd. Participants were assigned a subject; the first “punster” was given ten seconds to think of a pun. The second contestant then had ten seconds to retort, and so on, back and forth, until one punster ran out of lines.
Order was maintained by “Judge” George Gopen, Ph.D, JD, Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Rhetoric at Duke.
If you like a good pun, or need a laugh on this Monday, check out these video highlights!